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With increased accessibility as the reason for the development of government websites, Website Design System provides a base website made up from over 30 components built to internationally recognised standards.

Supported by Vision Australia and Squiz Australia, we're working to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA at a minimum (many of our components also meet WCAG 2.1 AA standard).

On the 8 October 2020, Website Design System had:

  • 2  WCAG issues at planning stage
  • 11 issues in progress
  • 94 solutions deployed to production

The result is a solution designed to align with:

The Office for Digital Government provide a 1st level accessibility review of your new website and ongoing triage support.

This is supported by the Online Accessibility Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help you create accessible content and is internationally recognised as a benchmark of best practice.

It provides simple steps and resources for:

The Website Design System team are also on hand to provide support. For more information, email

Vision Australia case study

Read how we're improving our approach to online accessibility and digital inclusion (links to information provided on the Vision Australia website):